FILE-- An undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting Tuesday March 20, 2012, with historians and scientists from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, which will launch a new search in June for the wreckage of Earhart's plane off the remote island of Nikumaroro. (AP Photo)
Updated: March 6, 2014 10:25AM
The Green Hills Public Library District, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend,” at 7 p.m. March 25.
Leslie Goddard will present the program to introduce the audience to Earhart’s life story as the world’s most famous female aviator, but also explores missing aspects of her story, including her frustration with constrictive gender norms, her relentless optimism, and her aptitude for succeeding in a man’s world without losing the adoration of the public, according to a press release from the library.
Goddard worked in the museum field for 10 years and is the author of two books on Chicago history. Her nationally recognized programs have been presented for Chicago’s Navy Pier, WBEZ-Chicago Amplified, Questers International, the Victorian Society in America, and scores of schools and universities, according to Goddard’s website. The event is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.
The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, visit greenhillslibrary.org or call (708) 598-8446, Ext. 120.